Last day to return library books - August 16, 2013

Reminder to all students!!

All library books must be returned and all library fines must be settled by August 16, 2013.
Failure to settle your account may result in losing your library borrowing privileges and in withholding of your transcript.

Borrowing between semesters
Students registered for the semester immediately following the current one may borrow items during the break between semesters.  Returning full-time students must show a copy of their timetable to the Borrower Services staff and returning part-time students must show their registration papers.


Online renewals prior to August 16, 2013 will extend the due date to the end of the semester, which is August 16, 2013 . If you are registered for the next semester and would like to extend the due date to later than August 16, 2013, the renewal must be done in person or through the phone.


Published on Aug 12, 2013, 07:38AM in category: Events at Newnham Library by Yanti Darmohusodo

Course textbooks in Library use only

A reminder to all students: Course Textbooks in Library.

The Seneca Libraries carry one copy of most course textbooks. 
These textbooks are intended for quick reference and therefore cannot leave the library at any time.
This policy will be enforced throughout the semester.
For open book tests and exams, students are expected to bring with them their own copy of the textbook


Published on Aug 12, 2013, 07:26AM in category: General by Yanti Darmohusodo

Civic Holiday Weekend Closure

Seneca Libraries will be closed during the Civic Holiday long weekend (August 3 - 5, 2013).

We will re-open on Tuesday, August 6 at 7:30 am. For a look at all our opening hours please visit


Published on Aug 01, 2013, 10:06AM in category: General by Jane Foo

RESOLVED -Books 24/7 - Temporarily Unavailable

The eBook database Books 24/7 is temporarily unavailable. The vendor is working to resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try back later.


Published on Jul 19, 2013, 03:30PM in category: Announcements by Michelle Gravelle

Canada Day Long Weekend and Seneca Library Catalogue Downtime (June 29)

All libraries will be closed from Saturday, June 29 until Monday, July 1, 2013 (Canada Day).

Due to IT server maintenance work, the library catalogue will be unavailable on Saturday, June 29, 2013 (long weekend).  The library website and databases will be available throughout the long weekend.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Published on Jun 21, 2013, 03:19PM in category: Events at Newnham Library by Jane Foo

Canada Statute Service and Ontario Citator Service

After deliberation by Seneca Libraries' Collections Committee and after obtaining feedback from faculty, we have decided not to renew our subscriptions to the online databases Canada Statute Service and Ontario Citator Service. The online versions of these titles were getting low use relative to their cost. We are retaining their print format equivalents at Newnham (REF KE106 .C25 and REF KEO144 .O57, respectively) and a substantial part of the information found in them may also be found on the official federal and provincial government sites ( and, respectively), as well as in our other databases such as LawSource and Quicklaw Core ( and third-party sources such as CanLII (


Published on May 30, 2013, 05:21PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz

Dr. Franklin's Donation

Watch the OMNI news clip on April 26, 2013 (in Mandarin) about Dr. Franklin’s donation to Seneca College’s Confucius Institute and libraries. 


Published on Apr 29, 2013, 12:25PM in category: General by Jane Foo

New medical database: UpToDate

Seneca Libraries has begun a subscription to a new medical database from Wolters Kluwer called UpToDate (

UpToDate provides medical staff such as nurses and caregivers with information about medical symptoms, conditions, drug interactions, and other health topics. While it is ideally meant for those on the front-lines of healthcare, it may also be useful for non-Health Sciences students such as those in General Education, Community Services, and Early Childhood Education as it includes basic health information as well. The “Patient Info” link within the product provides non-practitioners with information on topics such as Children’s Health, Diabetes, Allergies and Asthma, HIV and AIDS, and more. It is further broken down into “The Basics” (“…short (1 to 3 page) articles written in plain language. They answer the 4 or 5 most important questions a person might have about a medical problem. These articles are best for people who want a general overview”) and “Beyond The Basics” (“…articles are 5 to 10 pages long and more detailed than "The Basics". These articles are best for readers who want a lot of detailed information and who are comfortable with some technical medical terms”).

We hope that the entire Seneca community, and Nursing students and faculty in particular, will find this new information resource is a great asset in their work.

Thank you.


Published on Apr 22, 2013, 12:42PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz

Upgraded databases from EBSCO: Humanities Source and Applied Science & Technology Source

Seneca Libraries has upgraded two of its existing EBSCO database products.

Humanities International Index has now been replaced with Humanities Source ( Whereas the former was just an index with no direct full-text, the latter provides access to over 2000 full-text periodicals. We have also upgraded Applied Science & Technology Full Text to Applied Science & Technology Source (, which gives us 1500 more full-text titles than we had with the previous resource. 

We hope that this additional content will serve our Liberal Arts and Applied Science and Engineering Technology students and faculty well.

Thank you.


Published on Apr 22, 2013, 12:31PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz

Extended Study Hall Hours April 13-19

24 hour study is being offered at the Newnham and the Seneca@York Library and Computing Commons April 13-19, 2013. Valid Seneca or photo ID is required.

Good Luck with your assignments and exams!






Published on Apr 08, 2013, 05:07PM in category: General by Jane Foo